How to use Microsoft®Word 2010 as an editor for your blog
Currently, there are more blogging platforms in the market than you can count on your fingers. There’s Wordpress, blogger, posterous, tumblr and typepad just to name a few. And not surprisingly, none of these platforms share an exactly same interface. For example, Wordpress is highly customizable but might intimidate a beginner; while posterous is fairly easy to use but advanced users might find it too minimalistic.
We humans are creatures of habit; we find comfort in familiarity and are resistant to change. At the same time, with the entire world going the WEB 2.0 way with blogging, microblogging and social networking; one really can’t afford to not have an online presence these days. Let’s say that you want to create a blog but don’t want the hassle of learning the finer details of the interface of blogging platforms. Or maybe you already have a blog but find it cumbersome to use and update it. No problem, get Word 2010 to the rescue.Â Word 2010 gives you the ability to enjoy the comfort of a familiar interface and use it to remotely publish your blog.
Once you have your blog settings in place in Word 2010, you won’t need to login into the blog service ever again. It’s as simple as it sounds, you use Word 2010 to write your post and hit publish to send it to your blog. That’s all really. Now let’s find out how you can set it up.
First up, you click on the ‘Office’ button and select ‘New’ tab from the menu. In the window that appears on the right, select ‘New Blog Post’ and click ‘Create’. A dialog box should then pop up prompting you to enter the login credentials for your blog. That’s it; you’re done and ready to go.
Word 2010 will automatically import the categories from your blog if you have some that you had earlier set up. Besides that, you will get the standard set of Word 2010 features to work with while you’re writing your blog post. Here’s an interesting thing: You don’t need a separate image editor to take screenshots if you need them in your post. With Word 2010, you have the feature at your disposal right within the top menu. This is but one example of how Word 2010 may help you simplify your blogging experience. So give it a spin today and you might begin to think differently about blogging.